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  1. Lexicon Technicum:or, an Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences: explaining not only the terms of Art, but the Arts themselves.

    Lexicon Technicum:or, an Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences: explaining not only the terms of Art, but the Arts themselves.

    explaining not only the terms of Art, but the Arts themselves.
    First edition. "John Harris, clergyman, mathematician, and (from 1709) secretary of the Royal Society, produced the first English encyclopaedia arranged in alphabetical order. He was the earliest lexicographer to distinguish between a word-book (dictionary, in modern parlance) and a subject-book (encyclopaedia proper), thereby overcoming the confusion which Isidore had introduced a thousand years earlier. Learn More
    £5,750

    Date of Publication: 1704

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 112643

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